Updating my Windows Home Server 2011 installed on the HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer

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  1. Tom says:

    Thanks Joe. I am new to the n40L, and your posts and those of others on this site have been invaluable.

    Quick question re: that Technet blurb about removing the 2TB limit on volume size: do I read that correctly to say that with the registry edit you can use > 2TB source volume, but you still can't backup more than 2TB from that volume? Has that been your experience? And if so, does that mean that you're using server backup with >2TB source volume but still having to select specifically what you are backing up (i.e. not the entire contents?).

  2. Joe_Miner says:

    Hi Tom! Thank you for the kind comments.

    In response to your questions:

    1. Yes, with the registry edit your source volume's can be > 2TB but your total backup cannot be greater than the 2TB VHD limit.

    2. Yes.

    3. Yes. I'm using server backup only on my "critical" file folders (I selected those specifically in the Server Backup Wizzard). I use Allway Sync to make a duplicate of everything (entire contents) to another device/machine on my home network. My "critical" file folders are also backed up to the cloud (i.e. CrashPlan Home+ )

    Check out the 3-2-1 strategy at http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic

    • Tom says:

      Thanks Joe, very helpful!

      A quick look at Allway Sync leads me to believe that I could set it up to copy the server folders from the n40l to a NAS, did I read that correctly? Do you run Allway Sync on the n40l via a scheduled task?

  3. Joe_Miner says:

    I haven't tried Allway Sync with a NAS so no firsthand experience there on my part.

    PCDoc has some great info on Allway Sync http://pcdocsworld.wordpress.com/2011/09/26/allwa
    and a nice discussion on using it with SkyDrive http://homeservershow.com/skydriveallwaysync.html

    BTW, I've found this really useful: Check PCDoc's guide on integrating SkyDrive in WHS-2011 http://homeservershow.com/skydrive-on-whs-2011-on

  4. Joe_Miner says:

    Maria: Glad you found it useful. When you finish your update let us know in the Forums http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php? what you did and how you like it. Wishing you the best!